14 years ago
Anonymous

Simple question for Muslims?

Since Allah is genderless according to Islam. Is Allah as much as mother figure as Allah is as a father figure? I mean if Allah was more of a father figure then a mother figure then Allah would have a gender and would be classified as a male wouldn't he?
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14 years ago
Anonymous
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I didn't exactly get that. Why like a father figure? Maybe because we use 'He' for Allah? Or? He is 'Al Rahman' and 'Al Raheem'. So that brings the motherly quality of mercy, right? It's only that He is much kinder than a mother to His obedient servants. But it's not supposed to be either. EDIT: I doubt it's a good idea to say 'she'. I mean, the Quran uses "He". But in reality, He's not a male either. Dunno... *scratches her head* EDIT: I intend to ask this question on a scholars website. I'll let u know when I get the answer.
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14 years ago
gathotkoco
please see "Say: He is Allah, The One and Only. "Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. "He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him." ( q.s 112 : 1 - 4 ) The word ‘Assamad’ is difficult to translate. It means ‘absolute existence’, which can be attributed only to Allah (swt), all other existence being temporal or conditional. It also means that Allah (swt) is not dependant on any person or thing, but all persons and things are dependant on Him. "There is nothing whatever like unto Him." [q.s Ash Shura : 11] The word used in the Qur'an with Allah is "Huwa" and it is always followed by "Allah" to make sure that it is not a human male but a unique entity with the greatness of creating all things, regulating the universe,...etc. Allah does not have a physical body. everything that human being can imagine, can think, definitely is not Allah. there is nothing like Allah Musliam prefers call God as Allah, because The Arabic word, ‘Allah’, is pure and unique, unlike the English word ‘God’, which can be played around with. If you add ‘s’ to the word God, it becomes ‘Gods’, that is the plural of God. Allah is one and singular, there is no plural of Allah. If you add ‘dess’ to the word God, it becomes ‘Goddess’ that is a female God. There is nothing like male Allah or female Allah. Allah has no gender. If you add the word ‘father’ to ‘God’ it becomes ‘God-father’. Godfather means someone who is a guardian. There is no word like ‘Allah-Abba’ or ‘Allah-father’. If you add the word ‘mother’ to ‘God’, it becomes ‘God-mother’. There is nothing like ‘Allah-Ammi’, or ‘Allah-mother’ in Islam. Allah is a unique word. If you prefix tin before the word God, it becomes tin God i.e., fake God. Allah is a unique word, which does not conjure up any mental picture nor can it be played around with. Therefore the Muslims prefer using the Arabic word ‘Allah’ for the Almighty. Sometimes, however, while speaking to the non-Muslims we may have to use the inappropriate word God, for Allah Allah know best
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14 years ago
Squirrley Temple
I read something once that described the word rahman as being similar in meaning to womb. Allah is creator, sustainer, nourisher, etc, similar to creation and nourishment in the womb. Allah does not have a partner, capable of creation by simply saying "be". Allah is complete, neither male nor female as we know it. There is a passage in the Qur'an that admonishes people for saying the angels are female, so I would assume it is also wrong to call Allah "she". I believe the safest thing is to say instead of "Allah in his mercy" say something like "in Allah's mercy" and leave gender to humans. If I am correct, it is from Allah, if I am wrong it is from me alone.
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14 years ago
Anonymous
I'm a Muslim. I know I'll get thumbs down for saying this, but: You need to change your attitude of God, so do Muslims. God is not a sky daddy who sits in the corner of the universe and creates stuff: To understand my words you need to understand the difference between "reality" and "truth". What is reality? The pen in your hand is "real" because in reality it exists and you can touch and see it. What is that pen and everything in the universe made of? True, they're made of atoms. What is an atom? An atom has a nucleus containing protons and neutrons and electrons circle around it. That's what makes up an atom. Now imagine that the electrons that circle around the nucleus stop moving. Will you still have an atom? No, that is when what you see as "real" in "reality" will cease to exist. What will remains is "the truth" of that thing. The truth is God. God is the conscious force that makes the electrons circle around the nucleus and so the reality comes into existence. If you think about it deeply, you can't imagine any figure for a force (God). Hope you've got your answer.
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14 years ago
majeed3245
Allah has no gender but Muslims use He for Allah because Allah is the most powerful. More strength is always in every culture is associated with male gender.
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14 years ago
Anonymous
But no one said that Allah is more of a father figure then a mother figure. you said it. we as Muslims dont say it. Allah is the personal name of the One true God. Nothing else can be called Allah. The term has no plural or gender. This shows its uniqueness when compared with the word god which can be made plural, gods, or feminine, goddess. we can sum all your Qs. about Allah with these verses. { لا تدركه الأبصار وهو يدرك الأبصار وهو اللطيف الخبير }(الأنعام: 103 (لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْ‏ءٌ)، 006.103 No vision can grasp Him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things.
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14 years ago
Nimmy
mean if Allah was more of a father figure then a mother figure then Allah would have a gender and would be classified as a male wouldn't he? thatz very complicated sentence.. To me Allah is everything..my guide,my comapion,everything..
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14 years ago
Anonymous
Allah (swt) has no gender. The word "He" is used when referring to Allah out of respect, dignity and high status. It would be totally inappropriate to use the word "it" and would not convey the proper understanding of Allah being who Allah is; Alive, Compassionate, Forgiving, Patient, Loving, etc. It is not correct to associate the word "He" with gender, as this would be comparing Allah to the creation, something totally against the teaching of Quran.
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14 years ago
Think Tanker
you should have directed this question of christianity. In Islam we do not compare Allah with mother or father.
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14 years ago
Nida
Allah is not a gender. He is all over even where we cant reach and cant even think about. Just feel Allah. Allah is inside you all around us
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